We would all rather that the money we spent didn't cause any harm but it can be tricky to know which companies are the bad ones and which are the good.
This is why we exist
We are a new social enterprise whose mission is to find ethical companies offering great deals and to make it simple for people to switch across to them. By finding affordable deals from ethical companies, the choice is each of ours to make. So are you up for making an Ethical Switch?
We promise you, switching never felt better
Our criteria for what makes an ethical business varies depending on the industry we are looking at, but most of what we research comes under one of four headings:
Carbon offsetting, paperless billing, investment in renewable energy - we consider anything that has an impact on the environment
Are the prices fair? Are all of the costs transparent? We find you the best deals on products/services that have a positive impact
Are there hidden fees or lock-in contracts? Are they easy to contact and pleasant to talk to? We value the way a company treats its customers
What are people saying about the companies you buy from? Have they received endorsements from reputable sources? We like to find the companies that have
Ethical Switch began because we noticed something. No matter how hard we try, the task of consuming ethically is difficult and time-consuming. Our purpose is to help busy people discover companies that align better with their personal values.
Through our research, we empower consumers with the information needed to make their ethical choices. We then provide a simple, online and fast switch.
Our focus is with core household spending –electricity, superannuation and soon to be released, banking! Choosing more ethical providers can vastly reduce personal carbon footprints and helps reward companies that are doing better business.
Unlike other comparison websites, we only offer switches to companies that rate more highly across a range of ethical considerations. We also made sure that a vast portion of our profits go to our charity partners - every time somebody makes a switch, we donate.
Based in Melbourne, we were incubated by a group of passionate volunteers in 2014. The heart of our business is to empower our awesome not-for-profit partners and that’s why we donate over 90% of our profits!
Sam – passionate about “business for purpose”, holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and has worked in the comercial and not-for-profit sectors.
Tam – worked for 14 years in the energy markets with a passion for renewable energy. Has founded multiple social enterprises in Australia and Africa.
Dan – aims to make the world a better place through technology, has worked with multiple not-for-profits to give their dreams a digital voice.
We hope you enjoy our service and that after you've made your first switch you’ll agree that switching never felt better.
"Switching our power was incredibly simple and quick. Ethical Switch had all the facts and within 5 minutes we had a new electricity provider
that we felt we could trust in terms of environmental impact and pricing. Ethical Switch saved us money and time and gave us peace of mind by
doing all of the hard work for us. "
- Vidi Chandra, Concentric Circles
"...seriously, it took me only 5 minutes to save money AND do my bit towards the planet by swapping to a more ethical power supplier. What can I
ethically switch to next???"
- Anna Rogers, HUB Group
"Switching to a better product couldn't get any easier! In a few simple clicks I was all set up with a new energy provider. And the best part is
that you get that provider to make a donation to a good cause just because you've made the switch!"
- Elza Carciu